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Flyboy Action Figure Comes with Gasmask

by Jim Munroe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Ryan is a university student dealing with the normal problems of a 22-year-old guy -- shyness, virginity, weird roommates, and a massive crush on Cassandra, a waitress at his local greasy spoon. (Oh, and a freakish...

Dutch Courage and Other Stories

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A collection of very early stories published posthumously, with a preface by his wife Charmian.

The House of Pride

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

South Sea Tales.

Michael, Brother of Jerry

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This story of brutality toward animals inspired a movement known as the Jack London Clubs, which were devoted to the cause of animal welfare and humane treatment.

The Strength of the Strong

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Includes "The Dream of Debs," "South of the Slot," and "The Unparalleled Invasion."

A Dream of John Ball

by William Morris Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A Dream of John Ball (1888) is a novel by English author William Morris about the English peasants' revolt of 1381 and the rebel John Ball. Like the novels close contemporary - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's...

Everyone In Silico

by Jim Munroe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In Vancouver in 2036, people are tired of the rain. They're willing to give up a lot for guaranteed sunshine, a life with no wasted hours. A life free of crime and disease. A life that ends when you want it...

Password Incorrect

by Nick Name Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

25 short, sometimes funny and sometimes mean stories ideal to rediscover the joy of reading a book as shiny and beautiful as a brand new cell phone.

A look from a distance at the absurdity of our present day...

The Time Traders

by Andre Alice Norton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Intelligence agents have uncovered something beyond belief, but the evidence is incontrovertible: the USA’s greatest adversary is sending its own agents back through time! And someone (or something) is presenting...

The King of the Mountains

by About, Edmond, 1828-1885 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization...

Nobody's Boy (Sans Famille)

by Hector Malot Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Hector Malot's most famous book, tells the story of an orphan, raised by a loving adoptive mother, later sold to an entertainer, traveling across the French countryside.

Nobody's Boy became immensely popular...

Liza of Lambeth

by W. Somerset Maugham Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Down among the drab slums of Lambeth, eighteen-year-old Liza is the darling of Vere Street. Vibrant and bewitching, she has found an adoring if conventional beau in Tom. When she meets Jim Blakeston, a married...

Butcher Bird

by Richard Kadrey Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Spyder Lee is a happy man who lives in San Francisco and owns a tattoo shop. One night an angry demon tries to bite his head off before he's saved by a stranger. The demon infected Spyder with something awful...

Voyage To Eternity

by Stephen Marlowe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Temple faced leaving Earth—and the girl he loved—if his country drafted him. But the hard part was in knowing he'd never return!...

The Coxon Fund

by Henry James Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The greater the windbag the greater the calamity.

Henry James examines one of his favorite topics—the artist’s place in society—by profiling a “genius” who just can’t seem to support himself. A dazzling...

Louisa Pallant

by Henry James Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In Louisa Pallant tell us the adventures of two women, mother and daughter, who travel through Europe in search of a good husband, of course he has to be rich. A single mature American and his nephew coincide...

The Pension Beaurepas

by Henry James Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"Mr. Ruck distinguished me, as the French say. He honoured me with his esteem, and, as the days elapsed, with a large portion of his confidence. Sometimes he bored me a little, for the tone of his conversation...

The Old Apple Dealer

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The portrait of a faded, melancholy man who sells gingerbread and apples at the local train station. Hawthorne describes him in terms of negatives, of dim browns and faint shades of gray Even his melancholy...

How the two Ivans quarrelled

by Nikolai Gogol Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This story takes place in a bucolic small town of Mirgorod, written in the style featuring grotesque, realistic portrayals of the characters. The two Ivans are gentlemen landowners, neighbors and great friends,...

A May Evening

by Nikolai Gogol Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this tale, a young Cossack named Levko, the son of the mayor, is in love with Hanna. He comes to her house to talk about marriage and mentions that his father is not pleased with the idea, though he doesn't...

The Mysterious Portrait

by Nikolai Gogol Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Nikolai Gogol's "The Portrait" is a short story about art. First written in 1835 and then significantly revised in 1842, the work explores a central concern in Romantic aesthetics: the role of the artist and...

St. John's Eve

by Nikolai Gogol Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"St. John's Eve" is the second tale in the collection Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka by Nikolai Gogol. This story is retold by Rudy Panko from Foma Grigorievich, the sexton of the Dikanka church. Rudy was in...

The Eye of Osiris

by R. Austin Freeman Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is the tantalizing tale of a missing world-renowned archaeologist that, so far, no one seems to be able to find any clues to. Dr. Thorndyke, our detective, is unusually perceptive and begins to find clues...

The Mystery of 31 New Inn

by R. Austin Freeman Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Mystery of 31 New Inn, a classic mystery novel by R. Austin Freeman, relates a puzzling tale from an earlier century. In the grand tradition of the great sleuths brought to life by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...

The Red Thumb Mark

by R. Austin Freeman Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Fingerprints. A single print, being unique - not even identical twins have the same fingerprints - that single print found in the right place at the right time is sufficient to disclose the perpetrator of a...

A Silent Witness

by R. Austin Freeman Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

On a wet and windy silent night in the sleeping city of London, the body of a man is found sprawled across Millfield Lane. So begins an ill wind and the puzzle of an intriguing stranger in this enchanting Dr...

The Singing Bone

by R. Austin Freeman Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In the topsy turvy world of The Singing Bone, Richard Austin Freeman presents us with a solution. The reader is asked to deduce how different mysteries were solved rather than whodunit. Freeman introduces five...

Eugénie Grandet

by Honoré de Balzac Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is the question that fills the minds of the inhabitants of Saumur, the setting for Eugenie Grandet (1833), one of the earliest and most famous novels in Balzac's Comedie humaine. The Grandet household,...

The Lady of the Camellias

by Alexandre Dumas (Fils) Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

One of the greatest love stories of all time, this novel has fascinated generations of readers. Dumas's subtle and moving portrait of a woman in love is based on his own love affair with one of the most desirable...

The Orange-Yellow Diamond

by Joseph Smith Fletcher Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

When an elderly pawnbroker is murdered in the London parish of Paddington, a young, down on his luck writer is accused of the crime. But then it's found the pawnbroker had had in his possession an extraordinary...

Allan Quatermain

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Quatermain has lost his only son and is eager to return to the wilderness. He persuaded Captain John Good and the Zulu chief Umbopa to accompany him, they set off from the coast of East Africa, this time in...


by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this sequel to She, Horace Holly & his ward Leo Vincey once again embark on a quest to find the mysterious woman known as Ayesha. Knowing that She is no longer in Africa, they go east, eventually reaching...


by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story is set in the Ptolemaic era of ancient Egyptian history and revolves around the survival of a dynasty bloodline protected by the Priesthood of Isis. The main character Harmachis (the living descendant...

The People of the Mist

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this story, readers are introduced to Leonard Outram, a penniless British adventurer in his pocket who is seeking wealth in distant lands, having lost his family lands and estates. He is involved in the rescue...

Allan's Wife and Other Tales

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Allan's Wife and Other Tales is a collection of Allan Quatermain stories. Contains: "Allan's Wife" "Hunter Quatermain's Story" "A Tale of Three Lions" "Long Odds"


by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Lysbeth: A Tale of the Dutch – an exciting historical adventure novel. The action takes place during the Spanish Inquisition and describes some of the horrors that occurred, giving you an idea of what it was...

The Ivory Child

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

While Quartermain visits Lord Randall, two foreigners come asking for Macumazana -- that is, asking for Allan Quartermain by the name he used among the Africans. The two visitors are Harut and Marut, priests...

When the World Shook

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

When the World Shook is a classic text which tells of the terror of a ghost town. The streets were empty, and so were the buildings, this city could not have been more dead had it been on the moon.


by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The author writes, "This book, although it can be read as a separate story, is the third of the trilogy of which Marie and Child of Storm are the first two parts. It narrates, through the mouth of Allan Quatermain,...

The Yellow God

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Yellow God is another excellent book by H. Rider Haggard. Jeekie lives in England for about 30 years, arriving in England with his uncle. His uncle, Alan Vernon was involved in a dubious financial deal and...

Allan and the Holy Flower

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"Allan and the Holy Flower" is a 1915 novel by H. Rider Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain. The plot involves Quatermain going on a trek into Africa to find a mysterious flower. (Excerpt from Wikipedia).

The Ghost Kings

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The author wrote, "The Zulus have a strange story of a white girl who in Dingaan's day was supposed to 'hold the spirit' of some legendary goddess of theirs who is also white. This girl, they say, was very beautiful...


by Rafael Sabatini Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

A romantic tale of a young aristocrat's adventures during the French Revolution. At one point the hero joins a theater troupe to portray ''Scaramouche''. He also becomes a lawyer, a politician, and a lover,...

The Repairman

by Harry Harrison Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Being an interstellar trouble shooter wouldn’t be so bad … if I could shoot the trouble!

All In The Mind

by Gene L. Henderson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

When does life begin?... A well-known book says "forty". A well-known radio program says "eighty". Some folks say it's mental, others say it's physical. But take the strange case of Mel Carlson who gave a lot...

The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

by Daniel Defoe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea. One half of the book concerns Singleton's crossing of...

Betty Gordon at Boarding School

by Alice B. Emerson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Seeking the treasure of Indian Chasm makes an exceedingly interesting incident.

Betty Gordon in Washington

by Alice B. Emerson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this volume Betty goes to the National Capitol to find her uncle and has several unusual adventures.

The Air Trust

by George Allan England Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story of a billionaire, Isaac Flint, who attempts to control the very air people breathe, and the violent consequences of his ambition and greed. In the concluding chapter, Flint is described as one of "the...

Masters of Space

by Edward Everett Evans & Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Masters had ruled all space with an unconquerable iron fist. But the Masters were gone. And this new, young race who came now to take their place--could they hope to defeat the ancient Enemy of All?